In this post, let’s look at what’s tested in the chapter heat capacity and latent heat in O Level Physics. This topic on heat capacity and latent heat is a topic under thermal physics, and is the chapter with quite a number of calculation questions.

Watch the video here to find out what’s tested in this topic.

Below, you’ll find a checklist on the items you would need to know on this topic on heat capacity and latent heat.

## Checklist for O Level Physics Topic: Transfer of thermal energy

**✓** how a change in temperature is related to a change in internal energy

**✓** definition of heat capacity (C) and specific heat capacity (c)

**✓** Use the formulae Q = mc **Δ**θ and Q = C **Δ**θ

**✓** describe melting, freezing, condensation and boiling in terms of change in average potential energy (but not average kinetic energy) of particles, resulting in temperature remaining constant

**✓** differences between boiling and evaporation

**✓** define latent heat and specific latent heat (*l*)

**✓** Use the formula Q = m*l*

**✓** Interpret a cooling or heating curve

Watch the video below to learn these points in detail:

We’ve compiled a list of common definitions and physics equations for your O Level Physics exams. Check them out below: